Edward is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 15th March 1917; age: 33; Drowned when S.S.’Coonagh’ was sunk by a submarine in the English Channel.

Residence: 1, South Street, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.


Rank: Boatswain.

Regiment: Mercantile Marine, S.S.’Coonagh’ (Limerick).


Memorial Reference:

Tower Hill Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Maud Mary Tyler, of 1, South St., Middlesbrough.






1891   Eastward Ho, Cottage, Dover Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George William Tyler, 39, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Anna Tyler (nee King), 39, born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Leonora Frances Gennetta Tyler, 14, born Ipswich.

Blanche Belinda Selina Tyler, 9, born Ipswich.

Robert Leslie Oliver Tyler, 5, born Ipswich.

Percy William S. Tyler, 3, born Ipswich.

Florence Agatha May Tyler, 2, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1901   188, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 17 years old, a Seaman. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

George, 49, a Bricklayer.

Blanche, 19, the Housekeeper.

Edward, 17, a Seaman.

Robert, 15, a Picture Frame Maker – own account.

Percy, 13.

Florence, 11.


Percy’s mother, Annie Tyler died 1892, Ipswich.


In February 1896, George Tyler, of 190, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich was before A. Wrinch, Esq., and Col. J.H. Josselyn, at Ipswich Police Court. He was charged with not sending his children regularly to school. George was fined 2s. 6d.


In 1910, Middlesbrough, Edward married Maud May Stevenson, born February 1888, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire.

They had 3 children:

Phyllis Evelyn Tyler, born August 1910, Middlesbrough.

Florence M. Tyler, born 1912, Middlesbrough.

Lena F.J. Tyler, born July 1914, Middlesbrough – died 1916, Middlesbrough.

Edward Ernest Albert Tyler, born July 1914, Middlesbrough.


Edward also became a stepfather to Maud’s daughter:

Edna May Tyler Stevenson, born December 1907, Middlesbrough.


Edward is remembered on the Middlesbrough war memorial at Albert Park, North Yorkshire and at the Tower Hill Memorial, London.




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